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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jan 25, 2011 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your first show...

11/27/70 at The Syndrome in Chicago. $5 with the New Riders. I'm still hoping that someday a tape of this show will come forth.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 25, 2011 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your first show...

not much exists on record from fall 70 but what we do have is incredible. any recollection of set list?

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jan 25, 2011 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your first show...

From what I can remember, the show was very long with an acoustic set that may or may not have been part of the New Riders set. I remember being impressed by their playing some old American folk songs, Jerry on pedal steel, and Pigpen's featured numbers. There were a lot of American Beauty songs as the album had just been released. I went with some older cousins and the place itself was a 'real seedy joint' as I recall - an urban decaying defunct old basketball stadium - funky, but not in a good way like the Kinetic Playground or Aragon Ballroom. Night and day when compared to the Auditorium Theater where I saw them in August and October in '71.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 26, 2011 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your first show...

Yeah, I wish you'd been a setlist-keeper! (But then, I can barely remember songs in shows I saw just a few years ago.)

My guess is there may not have an acoustic set, just an NRPS set, since acoustic sets were very rare by that point in the year (the Port Chester shows are the only known ones that month)....but who knows, you might have been lucky! If they played old folk/bluegrass tunes, that would point to an acoustic set.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jan 26, 2011 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your first show...

Yeah, I started writing down set lists after my 2/19/73 show, but I lost all of my 'written records' of most shows prior to '76 in one of my moves - including that 2/19/73 show . . . damn. Now I know a few people wrote down the songs played at 2/19/73 because as I walked around the crowd I kept thinking how odd it was that all of these people were writing down titles as each song was played - it seemed so strange at the time.